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Mar 17, 2011 5:00am PDT
of the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission says there's no more water in one of the spent fuel pools at the plant. increasing the chance of widespread nuclear fallout. however, japanese officials deny that that pool is dry. the u.s. government is now chartering airplanes to help evacuate u.s. citizens from japan because of the rising radiation levels. voluntary evacuation to family members of government employees. >>> time now 5:01. scientists here on the west coast are closely watching the movement of the radioactive plume coming from the crippled japanese nuclear reactors. it's expected to hit the illusion islands south of alaska some time today. that plume is then expected to reach southern california late tomorrow. the health experts are emphasizing radiation levels are plunging as that plume moves across the ocean. at worse they say health consequences here in the united states would be extremely minor. >>> now the environmental protection agency is installing additional radiation monitors here in california to just stay on top of the current threat. ktvu's jade hernandez joinin
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Mar 22, 2011 5:00am PDT
news in libya. the u.s. military says one of its planes has crashed. it happened as another country calls for another immediate cease fire. >>> back at home the battle over california's budget goes on with voters -- what voters think of the job brown is doing. >>> the traffic looks good so far. we'll tell you about the morning drive to work straight ahead. >>> new this morning the u.s. military reports an air force jet has crashed in libya but says it was not shot down. the two crew members were able to eject safely and are safe in american hands. air force spokesman says the f- 15 had equipment failure. >>> our time now 5:13. meantime the united states and allies are pushing ahead against libyan targets. let's go to alison burns with more on that and the mounting criticism facing president obama. alison. >> reporter: dave, moammar gadhafi forces are reeling after days of air strikes but at this point it's still unclear how it's all going to end. for the first time since the operation began more fighters from other nations are striking on libyan targets than american fighters. the c
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Mar 23, 2011 5:00am PDT
for the air strikes, but when a u.s. rescue helicopter flew in to pick up the pilots, they began firing on those villagers. despite the incident, the villagers say they want the u.s. involvement to continue. >>> the price tag for the u.s. involvement is topping the $100 million mark. and debate over more funding is raging in washington. according to navy figures, the u.s. has spent $225 million already on tomahawk missiles to establish that no-fly zone in libya. and it will cost another $100 million a week to maintain the no-fly zone. military officials say they may have to ask congress for more money. lawmakers on both sides say the country cannot afford it. >>> time now 5:17. the u.s. military now investigating the capture of illegal immigrants who were posing as u.s. marines. border patrol agents stopped this van on march 14th. it was near a san diego check point. inside they found 13 illegal immigrants. they were wearing military uniforms. and the van had a fake u.s. government license plate. among those arrested were two u.s. citizens, three illegal immigrants are being held now as
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Mar 7, 2011 5:00am PST
back. defense secretary robert gates is in afghanistan. he's determining the pace of u.s. troop with drawls and he's also making headlines this morning. alison burns has bonn monitoring a satellite feed of gate's visit with the troops. she is back with details. >> reporter: dave, the big news came when secretary gates was taking questions. he shook hands with each of the troops that came out to see him. one of them asked about long- term deployments. he said the u.s. should stay involved in afghanistan after the plan 2014 end of combat operations. >>> obviously it would be a small fraction of the presence we have today. but i think we are willing to do that. my sense is they are interested in having us do that. we will be going through this negotiation over the next several months. >> reporter: gates is also meeting with afghan president on the trip. we will stay on top of it with you. and have the latest of secretary gate's message to the troops. >>> bay area gas prices continue to be among the highest in the country. this morning drivers are getting a little bit of a break. tr
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Mar 3, 2011 5:00am PST
leaders are asking for international help to impose a no-fly zone over libya. but u.s. defense secretary robert gates is hesitant. he says that amounts to an act of war because it would require the u.s. to attack libya and destroy its air defenses. >>> a dutch ministry spokesman says three dutch marines are being held by authorities in libya after they were captured by the forces loyal to gadafi while trying to evacuate dutch workers. that spokesman says intensive negotiations are happening right now with the libya government trying to get the marines free. >>> there is word that the president of yemen has agreed to a plan from opposition leaders that includes him stepping down by the end of the year. for weeks now tens of thousands of protesters have been calling for the president who's been in power for more than 30 years to step down immediately. now it's not clear is this reported plan to allow the president to remain in power for nine more months will be supported by the protesters. >>> the suspect in an airport shooting in germany is now saying he acted alone. a security official s
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Mar 16, 2011 5:00am PDT
believes his their presence will be an additional burden on infrastructure. the u.s. state department travel alert makes a similar point and urges citizens not to travel to japan unless necessary. we will try to talk to the people that run the program. talk to them about the daunting task of bringing the students back about the same time. >>> time now 5:05. bay area scientists are closely watching radiation levels in japan and possible dangers for the united states and the bay area imparticular. the national atmospheric release advisory center. so far they say there have no evidence that dangerous levels of radiation from japan will reach the united states. they continue to check the changes in the wind and the rain patterns. make sure you stay right here with ktvu channel 2 news for the continuing crisis in japan. >>> pg&e says it's missing some key safety documents and today state regulators may decide whether to slap them with a fine. they handed over more than 150 pages of records on its natural gas pipelines to the state public utilities commission. but pg&e president says 8% of
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Mar 21, 2011 5:00am PDT
: that trial is happening in u.s. district court. the first thing that is going to happen when this trial gets started a little later on this morning is jury selection. the men and women on that jury will ultimately get to decide whether barry bonds lied to the judge. he made that testimony nearly eight years ago. bonds was indicted. he faces four coups counts of lying under oath. bounds is not expected to -- bonds is not expected to testify in this chase but he will be in the courtroom. first off as we mentioned jury selection has to happen. those jurors already filled out questionnaires last week. they were designed to give attorneys an idea about their backgrounds, belief, and opinions about baseball and jerry bonds. jury selection is expected to make it work later on thus morning. reporting live in san francisco. >>> the trial of the two men charged is chauncey bailey. he was writing a negative article about the black muslim bakery. he's accused of helping to track down bailey the day he was killed. convicted gunman ismy stole. that lead to a chase by score security and police officers. th
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Mar 28, 2011 5:00am PDT
addresses the nation tonight on libya. the pressure the president is under to explain the u.s. involvement. >>> also the former white house press secretary could be coming to palo alto for a new job. >>> good morning, southbound 680 traffic looks good. we'll tell you more about the morning commute and bay weather straight ahead. >>> welcome back to the morning news. president obama addresses the nation tonight. he will offer details on the u.s. military actions in libya. scott mcfarland is live. good morning, scott. >> reporter: the parking light speech take place one -- the president's speech take place one day after nato takes action. it also comes after rebel forces make huge advantages. moving closer to moammar gadhafi's hometown. there is a belief the air strikes including the u.s. air strikes have weaken gadhafi's forces. nato taking control of other things the no fly zone over libya. it's believed the president will emphasize nato's role and tell americans no u.s. ground forces will be deployed in libya. >> americans are confused as to exactly what our policy is because on the one h
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Mar 30, 2011 5:00am PDT
on foreign oil is key top more price stability in the u.s.. it's unclear how specific he will be but the white house says he will offer new incentives to increase the use of bio fuels and natural gas and make cars and trucks more fuel efficient. president obama will also reaffirm his support for nuclear power. meanwhile here on capitol hill we are hearing a lot more cries from republicans to drill baby drill. we'll see what the white house says about drilling in the u.s.. for now we are live in washington, d.c.. >>> for the second time in a week, an air traffic supervisor has been suspended. on sunday the faa says the supervisor at reagan national airport directed a southwest airlines plane to fly too close to a private plane. they had asked the southwest pilot to check on the other plane because it was not responding to calls. >>> the department of education issued the maximum possible fine. $55,000 against virginia tech in connection with the shooting rampage four years ago. the agency says the university failed to provide timely warnings about the threat to the campus
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Mar 9, 2011 5:00am PST
critics saying the u.s. and other countries only have a financial interest in his country. >> this is leading to dangerous by those countries in order to fulfill their colonialist explorations to control our me. >> petrol. >> reporter: discussing an international no-fly zone in case he continues to refuse to step down and continued violence against opposition forces. hillary clinton made clear in an interview this morning it won't be a u.s. led effort because that would only play into gadafi's propaganda. another really interesting development this morning an egyptian airport official says a high ranking member of the libyan military arrived in cairo this morning saying he had a message from gadafi. no word yet on what that message is. reporting from washington d.c., allison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time now 5:14. the battle goes on in congress to pass a spending bill for the current fiscal year. now one democratic senator says president obama needs to do something. >> why are we doing all this most poweringful person and these negotiations are present has failed t
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Mar 18, 2011 5:00am PDT
.com click on the japan quake tab. >>> the u.s. department of education is investigating a complaint from an instructor at uv santa cruz. the hebrew language lecture says it's a hostile place for jews. uc san tap cruz administrators strongly deny his allegations. >>> 5:04 this morning the chp investigating the tragic roadway death in mill valley of a 72-year-old woman. she was hit and killed by a car last night when crossing the intersection of seminary and hogs. the driver stayed right there at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. still not clear why she was walking across that intersection when there is no crosswalk. >>> animal charges are facing a petaluma man months after his labrador retriever was found wondering the streets. his dog has been renamed boomer by shelter workers. the dog weighed less than 40 pounds. his front nails were worn down, his muzzle scabbed. boomer is now recovering in foster care. he will be put up for adoption when this criminal case is over. >>> beta breakers is here to stay for at least two more years. kraig debro confirmed this morning that the
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Mar 31, 2011 5:00am PDT
.i.a. on the ground in libya. what they're doing there and what it could mean for u.s. involvement. >>> also a look at pg&e's finances after a disasterrous year. >>> good morning. 680 traffic looks good as you're driving to the south bay interstate 680 is wide open for you. we will have another look at the morning commute which is getting busier in some areas. >>> good morning to you. welcome back. ten u.s. sailors recovering this morning after the engine of a fighter jet blew up and caught fire on an aircraft carrier off the southern california coast. four sailors rushed to the naval medical center. others were treated for burns. the pilot of the fighter was not hurt at all. we still don't know why the engine blew up. >>> in about 45 minutes defense secretary robert gates will testify on capitol hill about the operation in libya. allison burns is live to tell us what c.i.a. agents are doing on the ground now and how they're making contact with the rebels. allison. >> reporter: dave, american spies are on the ground now in libya trying to learn more about the rebels fighting gadafi's forces. [ soun
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Mar 11, 2011 5:00am PST
saying the united states is ready to help japan. alison burns is covering the u.s. response for us. she is in our washington, d.c. newsroom. >> reporter: the white house tells us the president's chief of staff notified him about the quake about four and a half hours ago. president obama issued a statement offering condolences and saying the friendship and alliance is strengthful as they overcome this tragedy. now as we take a look at some of the dramatic images of the devastation coming out of japan vice president joe biden also made comments about it this morning. he called it a mega earthquake. the u.s. pacific command reports all u.s. service members have been accounted for and there are no reports of injuries. the u.s. is preparing to send aid to japan while the federal emergency management agency help. president obama will held a priestly scheduled news conference later this morning. it's taking on a lot more urgency as we understand more about the full scope of this disaster. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns. >>> time now 5:25 google once again is doing its part t
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Mar 14, 2011 5:00am PDT
. the u.s. navy has started moving ships and aircraft away from the coast of japan. the estimated death toll has topped 10,000 from the earthquake and tsunami in japan. that is after 1,000 more bodies washed ashore an long japan's northeast coastline. large areas are still surrounded by water. they are unreachable. survivors in the hardest hit area have been without running water or electricity since that 8.9 quake hit on friday. ktvu jana katsuyama is in tokyo for us this morning. think will bring us a live update that is coming up in the next hour. >>> safety concerns will keep the traffic away from boat harbors. docks are unstable in some parts. there is also concerns they could leak fuel or oil. harm to wildlife has been minimal so far. >> we think we dodged the bullet environmentally. most of the boats carried a low amount of fuel. >>> right now in san jose hundreds of students, staff, and faculty from evergreen college are getting ready to board buss to sacramento. we are live. >> reporter: good morning, claudine. the students beline me are fired up. there is a group of 50 of them
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Mar 8, 2011 5:00am PST
the five year, $80 parcel tax. it's expected to add $80 million to the general fund. >>> u.s. airlines canceled 19,000 flights during january. that is 4% of the total scheduled flights. most of the cancellations are blamed on bad weather in hub airports. >>> a little while ago tara told us about a bad accident in livermore. now there is better news. >> we spoke to metro traffic they say that alert has been lifted. crews have moved the accident involving an suv and semi to the shoulder. the westbound lanes on 580 are now open. that was a close one. when this freeway gets backed up it can be disastrous. let's head to san francisco. there is a heavy fog advisory in effect along the coast at highway 1 and skyline drive. proceed with caution. finally 101 through san rafael not too bad here. it looks like the traffic is moving very well. southbound as you make your way to san francisco. here is steve. >> thank you. we do have light rain, drizzle out there. it's not wide spread. it's being reported. parts of the north bay and east bay. morning drizzle clouds in the morning. we will clear it o
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Mar 25, 2011 5:00am PDT
was a funeral of u.s. and coalition air strikes in tripoli. but reporters couldn't find anyone at the funeral who knew any of the victims. and a u.s. intelligence reports indicates that force loyal to miramar gaddafi had simply taken bodies from a morgue. >>> time now 5:16. governor jerry brown cutting more public services trying to close the state deficit. he's warning that even more cuts if republicans don't agree to a vote on tax i think so tensions. among the cuts, well -- tax extensions. among the cuts, welfare grants. and child care for 11 and 12- year-olds will be eliminated. >>> they now have a plan for people who want to opt out of the smart meter program, but be warned, it's not cheap. they tell the state public utilities commission that it will charge residential customers between 135 and $270 to unplug from the program. and it will charge them $20 or more to keep the radio signal turned off. they must still approve the proposal. >>> they may only end up paying a $3 million penalty for missing a deadline to hand over important safety documents. now originally they were facing fines
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Mar 1, 2011 5:00am PST
morning. >>> thank, steve. today secretary treasury plans to tell congress that the two biggest u.s. mortgage needs an overhaul. he's set to tell the committee that major changes to fannie mae and freddie mac will create more uncertainty in the financial market. he will ask congress to make the changes over the next two years because acting too quickly could destabilize the still shaky mortgage market. >>> speaks of the markets, checking in on the stock markets here in the u.s. the dow jones starts at 12,226. it was up 95 points yesterday. the nasdaq and s&p 500 also posting small gains. right now it does look like a modest rally ahead of comments that we are expecting this morning from fed chairman ben bernanke. >>> concert promoter live nation's net loss last year more than tripled from the year before. the company that merged with ticket master last year says ticket sales for concerts and other events dropped 8% in 2010. but the company also expects global ticket sales to level off this year. still sales could be down if the nfl and the nba don't resolve their labor disputes befo
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Mar 15, 2011 5:00am PDT
right here in the u.s. several northern california stores that sell that product have reportedly sold out of their supply in recent days. now potassium iodine is often used to protect thyroid glands from radioactive contamination. health officials here in the u.s. say people are overreacting right now. they also add potassium iodine can be potentially harmful. >>> san francisco has a monitoring station that tracks environmental releases of radioactive waves. the radiation detection instrument sits right on top of the bay area air quality management building. that device regularly collects air samples for analysis. >> we have instrumentation out there that's capable of reading very, very small changes in radioactive output that if there is a problem it will be noticed quickly and effectively. >> air quality officials say they believe any radioactive material will diminish by the time it reaches us here in the u.s. >>> now 5:04. check in with sal on the commute. how does it look sal? any problems? >>> things are looking pretty good so far right now, pam and dave. right now traffic looks
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Mar 10, 2011 5:00am PST
of the u.s. muslim community. we are live in the washington, d.c. news room with reactions from muslims who say this is unfair. >> reporter: dave, bay area lawmakers stark and lee are among dozens here who signed a letter saying this morning's hearing unfairly stigmatizes muslim americans. but others point to the muslim- americans who have been arrested in recent years for trying to launch terrorists attacks. the homeland security chairman peter king says they have been radical sized and it's important to explore. >> i meet with muslims on a regular basis, but there's a threat from certain elements within the community. >> reporter: but many in the community are concerned today's hearing will lead to more of them being treated like suspects. >> if anything what's been taking place is that representative king has engaged in political theater rather than actual problem solving. >> reporter: congressman king is insisting that he is not trying to demonize anyone this morning and he is taking quite a bit of heat leading up to the hearing with many critics pointing to his ties to the ira. i'll ha
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Mar 29, 2011 5:00am PDT
go to the home page. >>> also today the u.s. supreme court finally takes up the case of a bay area woman who accuses wal-mart of discrimination t. is a battle that's raged on for ten years. arguments in the sex discrimination lawsuit begin today with debate focusing on whether it should become a class action lawsuit. a woman from concord is one of the six plaintiffs in the case. if the board gives the case class action status, the lawsuit can then involve as many as 1.5 million people. we're going to bring you a live report on this lawsuit coming up at 5:45. >>> the city of san francisco could become the first city in the whole nation today to take away those phone books you get on your doorstep. the board of supervisors will vote this afternoon on legislation restricting phone book deliveries. residents will only get a phone book if they personally ask for one. supporters say that would protect the environment. however some business leaders claim that decision will hurt companies who advertise in the phone books. >>> police in antioch believe a middle school art teacher has now fl
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Mar 4, 2011 5:00am PST
on tuesday. pam. >>> just a few minutes ago the u.s. labor department said the national unemployment rate dropped. it stands at 8.9%. economist forecast an increase to 9.1% as people who stopped looking for jobs return to certainly for work. analysts also say the economy created jobs in february. right now looks like a pretty good alternate on that news. >>> anyone who bought a first generation ipad can get money back from apple. apple will refund $100 to anyone who bought the old version on february 16th until last wednesday when the company announced it was cutting the price. they must apply for the refund by the middle of this month and have your original receipt. >>> time now 5:52. 50,000 mazda vehicles are being recalled because of spiders. 2009 and 2010 mazda models were affected in this recall. spiders can crawl up into the ventilation system making spider webs in there making it vulnerable to cracks and leaks. mazda dealers will inspect the cars and install the equipment to keep the spiders out. >>> why one race has started for san francisco bay to brakers rigs. the moment you fee
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Mar 24, 2011 5:00am PDT
yesterday. >>> toyota says it's likely to cut production at some of its assembly plants in the u.s. and canada. it blames a shortage of some parts built only in japan. no word yet on which north american plants will be affected or for how long. toyota has already shut down eleven of its plants in japan. >>> time now 5:23. the internet gaming company zynga is reportedly threatening to leave san francisco. like twitter it wants a deal from the city. they're reportedly asking for an exemption to the city's tax on employee stock options. the maker of the popular farmville and mafia war games expected to go public in the next couple of years. and if there's a tax on stock options, it could be enormous. a deal to give twitter by the way a break on payroll taxes passed a supervisor's committee yesterday. >>> well, the rain clouds are dampening plans for this weekend's britney spears concert. the change of venue and why it's being met with both disappointment and relief. >>> with all the rain, the reservoirs are really filling up fast. one thing east bay mud says could push the water level
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Mar 2, 2011 5:00am PST
back. time now 5:12. the u.s. senate is expected to approve an emergency spending bill to keep the government running for two weeks. it includes $4 billion in cuts. but also gives the white house and congress two more weeks to keep negotiating on a spending bill. >>> libyan leader moammar gadhafi warned that thousands of libyans will die if u.s. or nato intervene. he told supporters on state tv he will fight until the last man and woman to defend his country. overnight forces loyal to gadhafi took back two towns that were occupied by antigovernment demonstrators. but there are also reports that rebel fighters are battling government forces for control of one of the towns. >>> in yemen today, a huge protest at a university calling for that country's president to step down after 32 years in power. a new troubling development for the u.s.. a powerful cleric that served as a mentor to osama bin laden osama has joined yemen. >>> south korea january activists say that will send despite threats. the group called fighters for free korea will send 200,000 leaflets by helium balloons wi
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